Johnson, Kenneth Lee, A1C

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Last Rank
Airman 1st Class
Last Primary AFSC/MOS
23030-Photographic Specialist
Last AFSC Group
Video Services
Primary Unit
1968-1968, 7th Air Force
Service Years
1966 - 1968
Airman 1st Class

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Casualty Info
Home Town
West Point
Last Address
Tan Son Nhut AB

Casualty Date
Apr 26, 1968
Hostile, Died
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Thua Thien (Vietnam)
Vietnam War
Location of Interment
Lyons Cemetery - Lyons, Nebraska
Wall/Plot Coordinates
52E 020

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Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  2012, Vietnam Veterans Memorial [Verified] - Assoc. Page

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 Unit Assignments
772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron463rd Tactical Airlift Wing7th Air Force
  1968-1968, 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron
  1968-1968, 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing
  1968-1968, 7th Air Force
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1961-1973 Vietnam War
 My Aircraft/Missiles
C-130 Hercules  
  2003-2003, C-130 Hercules
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity


Captain McKinstry was killed in action at
A Luoi, Thua Thien Province, Republic of Vietnam on 26 April 1968, while assigned to the 772nd Tactical Airlift Squadron (TAS), 463rd Tactical Airlift Wing (TAW) and flying as co-pilot on C-130B, serial number 60-0298.  The aircraft was assigned to the 29th TAS, 463rd TAW and based at Clark AB, Republic of the Philippines.  The aircraft and crew were detached to Tan Son Nhut AB, Republic of Vietnam.  Captain McKinstry was 30 years old when he was killed in action.  He was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross.  Killed in action along with Captain McKinstry were Major Liburn R. Stow (the aircraft commander, also assigned to the 772nd TAS, 463rd TAW, but flying as replacement for the regular aircraft commander who was not available for duty that day) 
Major John L. McDaniel,
TSGt Russell R. Fyan,
Staff Sergeant Beryl S. Baylock,
Sgt. Daniel J. O' Connor 
Sgt. Larry R. Todd
Airman First Class Kenneth Johnson. 

Two of the men on board were USAF photographers.  A plaque honoring the crew was placed on the wall of the 29th Tactical Airlift Squadron building.

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